Doug Ensley

Professor of Mathematics

Shippensburg University

 

Curriculum Vita


Education

BS in Mathematics with Computer Science Minor University of Alabama in Huntsville 1986
MS in Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1988
PhD in Mathematics Carnegie Mellon University 1993

Research interests

Model theory and mathematical logic - in particular, their application to problems in algebra, discrete mathematics and computer science. Combinatorics and its application to recreational mathematics for undergraduate research.

Educational interests

Discrete mathematics; undergraduate research, problem-solving, and technology as a teaching aid for abstract mathematics.

Teaching experience

Fall 1993 - present, Shippensburg University - taught undergraduate courses entitled "Introductory Algebra," "Introduction to Statistics,, "Math for Liberal Studies," "Fundamentals of Mathematics I," "Microcomputer Basic," "Applied Statistics," "College Algebra," "Applied Calculus," "Precalculus," "First Year Mathematics Seminar," "Calculus I," "Calculus II," "Calculus III," "Discrete Math," "Elementary Linear Algebra," "Differential Equations," "Introduction to Abstract Algebra," "Math Modeling," "Discrete Structures for Computer Science," "History of Mathematics," "Numerical Analysis," "Linear Algebra II, "Cryptography", "Real Analysis," "Modern Geometry," "Combinatorics," "Problem-solving Seminar," "Senior Seminar" and "Mathematics as Language (Honors)," and graduate courses "Graph Theory," "Topics in Discrete Mathematics," "Statistics for Teachers," "Concepts of Calculus," "Mathematical Logic," "Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science," and "Design and Analysis of Algorithms." (36 different courses)

Summers 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000, Carnegie Mellon University - Instructor for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences Discrete Mathematics core course; curriculum designer and text author as of 1992. Designer and instructor of Symbolic Computing elective course as of 1993. Team research project leader in 1999.  Presented with 1996 Exemplary Service Award from the Pennsylvania Governor's Schools of Excellence for work with the program.

Work experience

  • 2016 - present. Deputy Executive Director of the Mathematical Association of America
  • 2011 - 2016. Chair of Mathematics Department, Shippensburg University
  • 2002 - present. Professor of Mathematics at Shippensburg University
  • 1998 - 2002. Associate Professor of Mathematics at Shippensburg University
  • 1993 - 1998. Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Shippensburg University
  • Fall 2000. Visiting Mathematician, Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
  • Summer 1985: GTE Labs. Designed and implemented basic relational database constructs in the Lisp programming language for the Distributive Intelligence group.
  • 1984 - 1985: Teledyne Brown Engineering. Through the cooperative education program at University of Alabama at Huntsville, worked as an engineering trainee with responsibilities of modeling and writing code for simulations of data collection devices for space shuttle experiments.
  • 1982 - 1983: Marshall Space Flight Center. Through the National Junior Fellowship program, worked as an engineering trainee for a simulations group responsible for the simulations testing of the Hubble Space Telescope.

Publications

  • D. Ensley, "Counterexamples and Correspondence: Establishing Two Roles in a Proof," in Beyond Lecture: Techniques to Improve Student Proof-Writing Across the Curriculum, MAA Notes, in press.
  • D. Ensley, "Two Techniques for Sense-Making: Proof-Tracing and Induction Tables," in Beyond Lecture: Techniques to Improve Student Proof-Writing Across the Curriculum, MAA Notes, in press.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Mobile Math Apps: Innovative Smartphone Technology," in Electronic Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, 2013
  • D. Ensley, "A Hands-On Approach to Proof and Abstraction," InRoads, 41 (4), December 2009.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "New 3D Methods of Display Objects in Flash Player 10," Flash & Flex Developer's Magazine, 2 (3), June 2009.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, Flash and Math Applets: Learn by Example, BookSurge Publishing, 2009.
  • D. E. Ensley and J. E. Hamblin, "Exploring Recursion with the Josephus Problem: (Or how to play 'One Potato, Two Potato' for keeps)," in Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics, MAA Notes volume 74, 2009.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Steal This Applet!," Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics (ICTCM), 2009.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Motion in 3D Space," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2008.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Simple 3D Drawing," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2007.
    Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Graphers in ActionScript 3, MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2007.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "ActionScript 3 Tutorials," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources -- MathDL Flash Forum, 2007.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: Graphing Curves on the Plane," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources -- MathDL Flash Forum, 2007.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: Matching Formulas to Data," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2006.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: Truth Tables and Logic," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2006.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Function Grapher," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2006.
  • D. Ensley and B. Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: Parametric Curves on the Plane," MathDL Digital Classroom Resources, 2006.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Fibonacci's triangle and other abominations," in The Edge of the Universe: Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons, MAA, 2006.
  • D. E. Ensley and J. W. Crawley, Introduction to Discrete Mathematics: Mathematical Reasoning with Puzzles, Patterns, and Games, John Wiley and Sons, 2006.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Unshuffling for the imperfect mathemagician," Math Horizons, January 2004.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Fibonacci's triangle and other abominations," Math Horizons, September 2003.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Maple in Motion," Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, 2002.
  • D. E. Ensley, Media Highlights Reviews in the College Mathematics Journal, September 2001 (Volume 32, Number 4) and November 2001 (Volume 32, Number 5).
  • The Viewpoints 2000 Group (including D. E. Ensley), "Proof Without Words: Geometric Series," Mathematics Magazine, October 2001.
  • D. E. Ensley, book review for Identification Numbers and Check Digit Schemes (by J. Kirtland), published on MAA Online, Fall 2001.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Math for the fun of it," Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, Spring 2001.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Coming to a Network Near You: The Mathematical Sciences Digital Library," in FOCUS, the monthly newsletter of the Mathematical Association of America, Volume 21, Number 1, pp. 4 -- 5, January 2001.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Web-based assessment practices in calculus," Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, 2001.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Invariants under group actions to amaze you friends," Mathematics Magazine, December 1999.
  • D. E. Ensley, Problem 637, College Mathematics Journal, Volume 30, Number 5, November 1999.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Maple programming for custom classroom capsules," in the Proceedings of the 1998 SSHE Computing Across the Curriculum Conference, 1998.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Increasing student activity levels," PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), June 1998, Volume VIII, Number 2, pp.175-183.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Multiculturalism in mathematics," The National Honors Report, Volume 18, Number 2, Summer 1997.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Automorphism invariant measures on Aleph0-categorical structures without the independence property," in The Journal of Symbolic Logic, June 1996, Volume 61, Number 2, pp.640 - 652.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Capping the calculus," in PRIMUS (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies), September 1996, Volume 6, Number 3, pp.269 - 276.
  • D. E. Ensley and R. P. Grossberg, "Ramsey's Theorem in stable structures," submitted to Discrete Mathematics

Technical reports

(These are narrowly circulated manuscripts to share results and innovations with colleagues as they are being prepared for wider dissemination via journals or conference presentations.)
  • D. E. Ensley, "Unshuffling for the imperfect mathemagician," Shippensburg University Mathematics Department Technical Report #03-01
  • D. E. Ensley, K. G. McGivney and C. L. Olsen, "Three papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics,'' Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department Technical Report #01-02
  • D. E. Ensley, "Fibonacci's triangle and other abominations," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department Technical Report #01-01.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Two papers on mathematics in magic tricks," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department Technical Report #99-01.
  • D. E. Ensley, "Maple programming for custom classroom capsules," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Technical Report #98-04.
  • D. E. Ensley, R. D. Shehy, "Josephus and the Amazing Technicolor Fixed Points," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Technical Report #97-08
  • D. E. Ensley. "Parity and Strategy in Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Technical Report #97-01
  • D. E. Ensley and G. R. Fiorini, "Incorporating writing into the mathematics curriculum," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Technical Report #96-03
  • D. E. Ensley, "Pascal's Triangle mod 2," Shippensburg University Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Technical Report #96-02
  • D. E. Ensley, "Some results on the basis problem for proper combinators with pure effect," Carnegie Mellon University Mathematics Department Research Note 88-08, 1988.

Talks and workshops given

Invited Talks, Panels, and Posters

  • August 2015. Invited panelist for Project NExT session, "Finding Your New Niche: Staying Fresh," at the MAA MathFest in Washington, DC.
  • January 2015. Invited presenter at the Poster Session of Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the San Antonio Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • August 2014. Invited panelist for Project NExT session, "The Faculty Member as Teacher and Scholar" at the MAA MathFest in Portland, OR.
  • August 2014. Invited panelist for the session, "Integrating Mathematical Software into Lower-Division Mathematics Courses" at the MAA MathFest in Portland, OR.
  • April 2014. Invited plenary speaker for annual spring meeting of the Eastern PA & Delaware Section of the MAA, University of Scranton.
  • April 2014. Invited speaker for Mathematics Awareness Month colloquium at Ursinus College.
  • April 2014. Invited speaker for Mathematics Awareness Month colloquium at Elizabethtown College.
  • January 2014. Invited keynote speaker for the WebSIGMAA meeting and reception at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • January 2014. Invited presenter at the Poster Session of Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • August 2013. Invited workshop presenter for Project NExT at the MAA MathFest in Hartford, CT.
  • August 2013. Invited panelist for Project NExT at the MAA MathFest in Hartford, CT.
  • January 2013. Invited speaker for the AMS Special Session on The Present and Future of Mathematics on the Web at the San Diego Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • January 2013. Invited panelist for the session, Reporting Progress: Projects from the NSF Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement/Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM Programs, at the San Diego Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • January 2013. Invited presenter at the Poster Session of Projects Supported by the NSF Division of Undergraduate Education at the San Diego Joint Mathematics Meetings.
  • November 2013. Invited speaker at the Central PA Simulation and Serious Games Xchange (SSGX) held at York College and organized through the Innovation Transfer Network.
  • October 2012. Gave plenary lecture, "Invariants under group actions to amaze your friends," for the semiannual meeting of the Seaway Section
  • of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held at Elmira College, New York.
  • August 2012. Keynote speaker for the national New Experiences in Teaching (NExT) workshop held at the MAA summer MathFest in Madison, WI.
  • May 2012. Gave plenary lecture, "The Higher Mathematics of Eeny-Meeny-Miney Moe," for the annual meeting of the Michigan Section of the MAA held at Saginaw Valley State University.
  • April 2012. Keynote speaker for West Virginia Univeristy Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society induction ceremony.
  • April 2012. Gave plenary lecture, "The Higher Mathematics of Eeny-Meeny-Miney Moe," for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA held at the University of Colorado - Denver.
  • April 2012. Gave plenary lecture, "Permutations in Graph Puzzles," and the after-dinner presentation, "Invariants under Group Actions to Amaze your Friends" for the annual meeting of the Nebraska - SE South Dakota Section of the MAA held at the Midland University in Fremont, NE.
  • March 2012. Gave two presentations as the keynote speaker for Pi Day activities at the University of Findlay.
  • March 2012. Presented "Interactive Technology for Teaching Mathematical Proof," University of Michigan Seminar on Teaching Mathematics.
  • March 2012. Gave plenary lecture, "The Higher Mathematics of Eeny-Meeny-Miney Moe," for the annual meeting of the Louisiana/Mississippi Section of the MAA held at Northwestern State University.
  • January 2012. Discussant on the panel, "Games for Learning Mathematics," at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA.
  • January 2012. Discussant on the panel, "Getting your Textbook Published," at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA.
  • August 2011. Invited presenter of the MAA Student Activity, "Unshuffling for the Imperfect Mathemagician," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Lexington, KY.
  • August 2011. Discussant on the panel, "Teaching Mathematics with the New Tablets: iPads, Slates, and Smartphones," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Lexington, KY.
  • April 2011. "Invariants under Group Actions to Amaze your Friends," plenary lecture for the annual meeting of the Southeast Section of the MAA held at the University of Alabama.
  • April 2011. "Invariants under Group Actions to Amaze your Friends," plenary lecture for the annual meeting of the North Central Section of the MAA held at Carleton College.
  • March 2011. "Technology in Teaching Mathematics," a workshop for the New Experiences in Teaching (NExT) program in the Ohio Section of the MAA held at Youngstown State University.
  • March 2011. "Permutations in Graph Puzzles," plenary lecture for the annual meeting of the Ohio Section of the MAA held at Youngstown State University.
  • August 2010. Discussant on the panel, "Joining the Mathematics Community," for New Experiences in Teaching (NExT) program -- a professional development program for college mathematics faculty -- at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • April 2010. "A Recurring Theme in the Mathematics of Sports," a presentation for the Mathematics Awareness Month celebration at Hood College in Frederick, MD.
  • April 2010. "A Recurring Theme in the Mathematics of Sports," a presentation for the spring meeting of the Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA. (Pitt-Johnstown)
  • March 2010. "A Recurring Theme in the Mathematics of Sports," MathChat presentation at Dickinson College.
  • August 2009. Discussant on the panel, "So You Want To Use An Online Homework System," at the MAA MathFest in Portland, OR.
  • March 2009. "Eeny Meeny Miney Moe in Higher Mathematics," keynote address at Pi Mu Epsilon initiation ceremony, Elizabethtown College.
  • November 2008. "The Mathematics of Magic," keynote address at Pi Mu Epsilon initiation ceremony, Mount St. Mary's University.
  • January 2008. "Dueling Platforms: Java vs. Flash," panelist at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego.
  • January 2007. "Best Practices for Online Publication," panelist at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
  • September 2006. "Using Flash applets for the constructivist teaching of mathematical proof," Special Saturday Invited Presentation for the Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology Expo in Kansas City, MO.
  • August 2006. "The many faces of discrete mathematics," presentation for the Mathematical Association of America's NExT (New EXperiences in Teaching) program in Knoxville, TN.
  • August 2006. "The mathematician as teacher and scholar," panelist for the Mathematical Association of America's NExT (New EXperiences in Teaching) program in Knoxville, TN.
  • October 2005. "Mathematical invariants to amaze your friends," presentation for Math and Computer Science Department at Juniata College.
  • August 2005. "A recurring theme in discrete mathematics," presentation in session Gems of Applied Mathematics at the Albuquerque Mathfest.
  • April 2004. "Mathematical magic tricks," presentation for the Mathematics Colloquium at the University of Alabama - Huntsville.
  • April 2004. "Flash tools for teaching mathematical proof," special workshop for Mathematics Department faculty at the University of Alabama - Huntsville.
  • January 2004. Panelist for Web SIGMAA on teaching innovations for the web.
  • November 2003. "Mathematics of card tricks," presentation for the Mathematics Club at the Ursinus College.
  • April 2003. "Mathematics of card tricks," presentation for the Mathematics Club at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
  • September 2002. "Innovations in Teaching Discrete Mathematics," keynote presentation for new faculty in the Allegheney Mountain Section of the MAA.
  • April 2002. "Mathematical invariants in card tricks," presentation for the Mathematics Club at Lockhaven University.
  • March 2002. "The MAA's Mathematical Sciences Digital Library," presented at a special session on technology in teaching mathematics at the American Mathematics Society regional meeting at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
  • August 2001. Panel discussant for the session "Motivating Students," conducted at the MAA MathFest (national summer meeting) in Madison, WI.
  • April 2001. "Josephus and the Amazing Technicolor Permutations," Hood College, Pi Mu Epsilon Initiation Banquet.
  • March 2001. "Math for the Fun of It," lecture presentation for the Institute for Retired Persons at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA.
  • February 2001. "The Lighter Side of Mathematics," for the Arts & Sciences Colloquium Series at Shippensburg University.
  • January 2000. "New Experiences with Tenure," Mathematics Education Reform session at MAA national meeting in Washington, DC.
  • January 1999. Panel discussant on science, math and engineering digital libraries organized by NEEDS (National Engineering Educational Delivery System at the University of California at Berkeley) at the MAA/AMS Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Antonio, TX.
  • November 1999. "Invariants and magic tricks," colloquium talk for Math Club at Moravian College.
  • March 1998. "Pascal's Triangle mod 2," colloquium talk, Mathematics Department at Millersville University.
  • February 1998. "Josephus and the Amazing Technicolor Fixed Points," colloquium talk, Mathematics Department at Bloomsburg University.
  • September 1997. "Overview and applications of Ramsey's Theorem," presented for the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Gettysburg College.
  • August 1996. "The use of counterexamples in teaching proof," presented at the Mathematical Association of America national summer meeting in Seattle, WA.
  • October 1995. "Model theory of finite structures" at Gettysburg College presented for the Mid-Cumberland Valley Mathematics Colloquium series.
  • January 1995. "Measures on Aleph_0-categorical structures without the independence property" presented at the America Mathematical Society national winter meeting in San Francisco, CA.
  • March 1994. "The 0-1 law for finite partitions" at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as part of their mathematics colloquium series
  • April 1993. "Measures on Aleph_0-categorical structures" presented at the Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Association meeting at Carnegie Mellon University.

Contributed Papers at State and National Meetings

  • August 2015. "Assessing the Effects of Interactive Technology on Concept Retention in Precalculus," presented at the MAA Session on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Collegiate Mathematics, Washington, DC MathFest.
  • January 2015. "Mobile Math Apps: Assessing Student Learning and Retention," at NSF PI Poster Session at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio.
  • March 2014. "Mobile Math Apps: Hands On Demo and Assessment Results," coauthored with B. Kasokosz, at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in San Antonio.
  • October 2013. "Mobile Math Apps and Pre-Calculus Helper: The Smartphone Paradigm," with Lea Adams, at the Shippensburg University Academic Innovation Conference.
  • March 2013. "Mobile Math Apps: Assessing Innovative Technologies for the Smartphone," presented by collaborator Babara Kaskosz at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Boston.
  • January 2010. "Applets for Discovery and Assessment in Math for Liberal Studies," presented at the session, MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Francisco.
  • August 2009. "Across the Major: Curriculum, Assessment and Discussion," presented at the session, Getting Students Involved in Writing Proofs at the MAA MathFest in Portland, OR.
  • March 2009. "New Resources for Development of Mathematics Applets in Adobe Flash," presented at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in New Orleans, LA.
  • January 2009. "Leapin' Lizards! It's Mathematics!" presented at the session, Mathematics of Games and Puzzles at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, DC.
  • January 2009. "Steal this Applet!" presented at the session MAA Session on Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, CA.
  • August 2006. "On a generalized Josephus problem," (with J. Becker, SU student) presented at the session Advances in Recreational Mathematics at the MAA MathFest in Knoxville, TN.
  • August 2006. "Recursive games in first year discrete mathematics," presented at the session Mathematics in Sports and Games at the MAA MathFest in Knoxville, TN.
  • January 2006. "Flash as a tool for creating Discrete Math applets," presented at the session Mathlets for Teaching and Learning Mathematics at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX.
  • October 2004. "Tools for teaching proof to future elementary school teachers," presentation for the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in New Orleans, LA.
  • October 2004. "Deductive Reasoning for Future Elementary School Teachers" session presentation at the northeast regional meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Baltimore, MD.
  • August 2004. "A Computer-based Tool for Teaching and Learning Mathematical Proof to Future Teachers," presented at the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP-PA) annual summer conference at Clarion University.
  • August 2004. "Fibonacci's triangle and other abominations," presented at the Mathematics Association of America national summer meeting in Providence, RI.
  • August 2004. "What's new in DCR," presented at the Mathematics Association of America national summer meeting in Providence, RI.
  • January 2004. "Flash applications for discrete mathematics," presented (with C. Dahl) at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Phoenix, AZ.
  • October 2003. "Flash applications for teaching mathematical proof," presented (with W. Crawley) at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Chicago, IL.
  • August 2003. "Flash applications for teaching mathematical proof," presented at the Mathematics Association of America national summer meeting in Boulder, CO.
  • March 2001. "A recurring theme in discrete mathematics," at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Pittsburgh.
  • January 2001. "Counterexamples in Good Teaching,'' at MAA/AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
  • January 2001. "Euler's Observations on a Classic of Recreational Mathematics,'' at MAA/AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
  • November 2001. "Web-based assessment practices in calculus,'' at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Atlanta, GA.
  • January 2000. "Using Javascript for an Active Discrete Math Class,'' presented at the session "Innovative Uses of the World Wide Web in Teaching Mathematics" at the MAA/AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings in Washington, DC.
  • April 1999. On-line discrete math material used for University Day Digital Playground presentation.
  • January 1998. "Ramsey's Theorem in stable structures'' presented at the national meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic in Baltimore, MD.
  • May 1998. "A hands-on approach to abstract mathematics," presented at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Computing Across the Curriculum Conference.
  • January 1998. "Ramsey's Theorem in stable structures," presented at the national meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic in Baltimore, MD.
  • August 1997. "Active learning of discrete mathematical concepts'' presented at the Mathematics Association of America national summer meeting in Atlanta, GA
  • August 1995. "Capping the calculus'' and "Programming and polynomials" presented at the American Mathematical Society national summer meeting in Burlington, VT.
  • May 1994. "A Maple-based lab in discrete mathematics for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences" was presented at the State System of Higher Education Mathematics Association annual meeting at Slippery Rock University.

Sessions and panels organized

  • August 2015. Coorganized (with J. McNulty) the poster session, "PosterFest 2015: Networking for Early Career Mathematicians," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Washington, DC.
  • August 2014. Coorganized (with A. Malagon) the poster session, "PosterFest 2014: Networking for Early Career Mathematicians," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Portland, OR.
  • August 2012. Organized and chaired panel session, "Issues for Early Career Mathematicians in Academia," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Madison, WI.
  • August 2011. Organized and chaired panel session, "Issues for Early Career Mathematicians in Academia," at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Lexington, KY.
  • August 2006. Chaired panel on Organizing MAA Sessions at the Mathematical Association of America summer MathFest in Knoxville, TN.
  • August 2004. Organized and chaired with C. Olsen (of SU) an invited paper session on Combinatorics at the Mathematical Association of America summer meeting in Providence, RI.
  • August 2002. Organized and chaired with C. Olsen (of SU) and C. Ashbacher a contributed paper session on "Recreational Mathematics in the Classroom" at the Mathematical Association of America summer meeting in Burlington, VT.
  • January 2000. Organized and chaired with C. Olsen (of SU) a special session on "Great Theorems of Mathematics" at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • August 1999. Organized and chaired with C. Olsen (of SU) a contributed paper session on "Great Theorems of Mathematics'' at the Mathematical Association of America summer meeting in Providence, RI.
  • January 1999. Organized and chaired a contributed paper session on "The use of technology in the teaching of abstract mathematics'' at the Joint MAA/AMS meeting in San Antonio.
  • August 1998. Organized and chaired with C. Olsen (of SU) an invited paper session on "Great Theorems of Mathematics'' at the Mathematical Association of America summer meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
  • August 1996.  Organized and chaired with H. Hulett (Miami University, Oxford, OH) two invited paper sessions on "Innovations in Teaching Introductory Logic and Proof'' at the Mathematical Association of America national summer meeting in Seattle, WA.

Workshops conducted

  • August 2013. "Technology in Teaching Mathematics," a four-hour workshop for Project NExT at the MAA MathFest in Hartford, CT.
  • April 2010. “Discrete Mathematics: Puzzles, Patterns, and Proof,” a workshop for Project NExT fellows in the Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA. (Pitt-Johnstown)
  • June 2008. (Jointly with B. Kaskosz of U. of Rhode Island) Directed the one-week workshop "Flash at the Beach,'' as part of PREP, the Mathematical Association of America's PRofessional Enhancement Program, at Shippensburg University.
  • April 2008. Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship program, two one-day workshops on Maple 11 and Adobe Flash in Washington, DC.
  • March 2008. (Jointly with B. Kaskosz of U. of Rhode Island) "Steal this Applet!," a two hour minicourse presented at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in San Antonio, TX.
  • June 2007. (Jointly with B. Kaskosz of U. of Rhode Island) Directed the one-week workshop "Flash at the Beach,'' as part of PREP, the Mathematical Association of America's PRofessional Enhancement Program, at the University of Rhode Island.
  • March 2007. "A Hand-on Approach to Mathematical Proof,'' a three-hour workshop at the Technical Sympsoium of the ACM Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) in Cincinnati, OH.
  • February 2007. "Flash programming for creating mathlets,'' a two-hour minicourse at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Boston, MA.
  • January 2007. "Creating mathlets using Adobe Flash,'' a four-hour minicourse at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New Orleans.
  • June 2006. (Jointly with J. Hamblin, D. Hastings, K. McGivney of SU) Directed the one-week workshop "Discrete Math: Puzzles, Patterns, and Proof" as part of PREP, the Mathematical Association of America's PRofessional Enhancement Program.
  • March 2006. (Jointly with K. Kaskosz of URI) "Tools and training for developing mathematics teaching materials in Flash," a two-hour workshop at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Orlando, FL.
  • January 2006. (Jointly with K. McGivney) "Technology tools for Discrete Math," a four-hour mini-course at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, TX.
  • January 2005. (Jointly with K. McGivney) "Hands-on Discrete Math with Technology," a four-hour mini-course at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA.
  • October 2004. (Jointly with F. Wattenberg of USMA) "Flash and Shockwave for Mathematics Teaching and Learning," a two-hour workshop at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in New Orleans, LA.
  • January 2004. (Jointly with K. McGivney) "Hands-on Discrete Math with Technology," a 4-hour mini-course at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Phoenix, AZ.
  • November 2003. (Jointly with K. McGivney) "Introducing Maple into the Discrete Mathematics Course," a 45-minute session at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Chicago, IL.
  • November 2003. (Jointly with W. Crawley) "Teaching Mathematical Proof with Technology to First Year Students," a 45-minute session at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Chicago, IL.
  • September 2003. (Jointly with W. Crawley) "Interactive Material for the Constructivist Teaching of Mathematical Proof," SU CETP-PA workshop.
  • January 2003. (Jointly with L. Moore and D. Smith of Duke University and F. Wattenberg of USMA) "Using on-line resources to create on-line resources," a two-hour workshop at the MAA/AMS Joint Meetings in Baltimore, MD.
  • September 2002. Workshop on Discrete Mathematics for Allegheny Mountain Section Project NExT, a professional development program for new college mathematics faculty members.
  • April 2002. Workshop for the Student Program at The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education State Conference.
  • March 2002. "Creating On-line Mathematics Resources," presented at NSF headquarters in Arlington for a meeting of principal investigators of math-related DUE grants.
  • August 2002. "Puzzle Wizardry," a one-week workshop for Grades 3-4 as part of the Infinity Summer Program for Gifted Students.
  • December 2001. "Simulation Downloads," a 45-minute session for the Eisenhower Professional Development Day full-day Workshop at SU.
  • November 2001. "Reflections on Learning: Constructivism in Math and Science," a workshop for undergraduate mathematics and science students pursuing secondary certification (with J. Wilburne and T. Evitts).
  • November 2001. "Maple in Motion," a two-hour workshop at the Fourteenth International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics.
  • November 2001. (Jointly with L. Moore and D. Smith of Duke University) "Preparing material for the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library," a two-hour workshop at the International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics in Baltimore, MD.
  • October 2001. "Creating On-line Mathematics Resources," presented at the Virginia Tech Math Emporium for the fall meeting of the Maryland-DC-Virginia Section of the MAA.
  • July 2001. "Probability and Recursive Games," a one-day workshop for the Eisenhower Mathematics Workshop at SU.
  • April 2001. "Teaching mathematics with magic," a two-hour workshop for Eisenhower Mathematics Workshop at SU.
  • January 1999. Conducted minicourse entitled, "Programming in Maple for classroom applications," for Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meeting
  • November 1995 - September 1997. Conducted over a half dozen workshops at the S. U. Mathematics and Computer Science Department Seminar on various technological issues.
  • July 1994. Co-instructor (with C. Scheftic, Brooks-Cole, Inc.) for the MAA Interactive Math Texts Project one-week summer workshop on Maple at Pierce College, Los Angeles, CA.
  • July 1993. Co-instructor (with C. Scheftic, Brooks-Cole, Inc.) for the MAA Interactive Math Texts Project one-week summer workshop on Maple at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.

Editorial Positions and Reviews

  • January 2014 - present. Associate Editor for Convergence, the MAA journal on the history of mathematics
  • December 2013. Referee for an article submitted to NSDL Journal of STEM Education
  • November 2013. Referee for an article submitted to MAA Loci
  • October 2013. Referee for an article submitted to Mathematics Magazine.
  • December 2012. Referee for an article submitted to Mathematics Magazine.
  • August 2012. External reviewer for candidate for full professor at Texas A & M.
  • July 2012. External reviewer for candidate for tenure at the University of Hartford
  • July 2010. Invited reviewer and panel chair for NSF Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education grant proposals in Arlington, VA.
  • 2001 - 2009. Editor of MAA's Digital Classroom Resources, a component of the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL)
  • 2001 - 2014. Member of MAA MathDL Advisory Board
  • 2000 - present. Editorial Board of MAA's Project WELCOME
  • March 2006, invited reviewer for NSF Informal Science Education grant proposals in Arlington, VA.
  • July 2003, invited reviewer for NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement grant proposals in Washington, D.C.
  • July 2001, invited reviewer for NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement grant proposals in Washington, D.C.
  • 2000. Paid reviewer for Chapters 1-3 of Ostebee/Zorn Calculus, second edition.
  • 1998. Paid reviewer for prospectus and sample chapters for a Saunders College Publishing calculus text.
  • February 1997, invited reviewer for NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement grant proposals in Washington, D.C.
  • October 1996, reviewer of TI-92 supplement to the Ostebee/Zorn Calculus text for Saunders College Publishing.

Funded grants, awards, and fellowships

  • 2014-2015. SU Academic Mentorship Award (nominated by student athletes)
  • 2012-2013. SU Academic Mentorship Award (nominated by student athletes)
  • 2012-2015. PI for NSF grant DUE-1140299, "Mobile Math Apps" with B. Kaskosz of University for RI and L. Adams of SU. ($174,226)
  • 2010-2011. SU Student Association Faculty Member of the Year.
  • 2009-2010. PA State System of Higher Education Professional Development Council grant, "Development of general education math material," with James Hamblin of SU.
  • 2009 recipient (with Barbara Kaskosz of URI) of the ICTCM award for Excellence and Innovation using Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
  • 2006-2008. Co-PI NSF grant DUE-0535327, "Tools for Flash programming for mathematics and science teaching and learning," with B. Kaskosz of University of Rhode Island.
  • 2003-2006. PI for NSF grant DUE-0230755, "Development of interactive applications for the teaching and learning of mathematical proof to future teachers," with W. Crawley and T. Evitts.
  • 2003. MAA grant to bring students from underrepresented groups to the Baltimore Joint Mathematics meeting.
  • S.U. PDC Small Grant, "An Investigation into the Magnitude of the Intertemporal Elasticity of Substitution in Consumption using Dynamic Optimization." Listed as "participating faculty" with principle investigator H. Bastinof the Economics Department at S.U.
  • 2002. S.U. PDC Small Grant, "Development of interactive applications for the teaching and learning of abstract mathematics," with W. Crawley of the Math/CS Department at S.U.
  • 2001. Undergraduate Research Grant, "On permutations arising from card shuffling," with J. Warchal.
  • 2000 - present, team member for Shippensburg University's Center for Excellence in Teacher Preparation, an NSF-funded State System collaborative.
  • 2000. Exxon Education Foundation Grant for developing and implementing a regional "New Experiences in Teaching" (NExT) program for new mathematics faculty in Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.
  • 2000. Undergraduate Research Grant, "Simulating the Enigma," with M. Romeo and J. Urban
  • 2000. S.U. P.D.C. Small Grant to attend Viewpoints workshop at Franklin & Marshall College.
  • 1998 - 99, SU Professional Development Committee (PDC) summer research grant "Joint Faculty/Student Research in Recreational Mathematics"
  • 1997 - 98, submitted State System of Higher Education (SSHE) PDC curriculum development grant "An active textbook for discrete mathematics"
  • 1997 Miklausen-Likar Research grant from the SU Foundation for joint faculty-student research with Diann Shehy and Rhonda Cook.
  • 1996 - 97, SU PDC summer research grant "The model theory of finite structures"
  • 1995 - 1996 SSHE PDC grant, "Development of resources for multi-course writing initiative."
  • 1994 - 1995, SU PDC summer grant received to develop curriculum for a new discrete math course.
  • 1994 - 95, Project NExT Fellow.
  • 1993, Graduate Student Teaching Award, Carnegie Mellon University.

Sponsored Student Research Projects

  • Fall 2015. Eric Cantor, "Statistical Study of Optimal Roster Structure in Hockey," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Fall 2014. Nicholas Bilchak, "A Genetic Algorithm for Solving the 2048 Puzzle," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund. Poster presented at SU Celebration of Student Research.
  • Spring 2012. Ryan Long, "Permutations in Sliding Graph Puzzles," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund. Poster presented at SU Celebration of Student Research.
  • Spring 2011. Josh Ide, "College Football Rankings with Markov Chains," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund. Paper presented at spring meeting of EPADEL and SU Celebration of Student Research.
  • Spring 2007. Ben Anderson, "Melodic progressions in music," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund. Paper presented at spring meeting of EPADEL and paper won the 2008 EPADEL Undergraduate Paper Competition.
  • Spring 2007. Sara Smith, "Pascal's triangle mod composite numbers," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Fall 2006. Jeff Becker "Puzzles, Patterns and Proof in the NCTM Standards''
  • Summer 2006. Jeff Becker, "Another generalization of the Josephus problem," paper presented at the fall meeting of the Eastern PA & Delaware section of the MAA.
  • Summer 2006. Lindsay Housholder, "Creating Flash tutorials using Camtasia"
  • Summer 2004. Laurie Boob (Master's Project), "Resources for Discrete Mathematics in the Secondary Classroom''
  • Fall 2003. Carolyn Dahl, "Investigation in cryptography and the creation of an interactive educational cryptography website," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Fall 2002. Beth Ayers, "Partial least squares regression," poster presented at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meetings in January 2003, and presentation given at the 2003 SU Student Mathematics Conference.
  • Spring 2002. Jon Bigler, "The Fibonacci sequence in number theory," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Spring 2001. Jeffrey Warchal, "On permutations arising in card shuffling," funded by the Undergraduate Research Fund. Presentation given at the 2001 University Day Undergraduate Research Poster Session and at the 2001 Mathematical Association of America (MAA) national summer meeting in Madison, WI.
  • Spring 2000. Michael Romeo and Jerome Urban, "Simulating the Engima," funded by Undergraduate Research Fund.
  • Summer 1999. Hilde Heintzelman, Will Lane and Michelle Young, "Number Bracelets," funded by SU PDC.  Presentation given by Lane at 1999 MAA MathFest in Providence, RI.
  • Summer 1999. Donnie Miller, Michael Romeo and Greta Wildasin, "The Math 24 Game," funded by SU PDC.  Presentation given by Romeo at 1999 MAA MathFest in Providence, RI for which he received an award of excellence of $150.
  • Summer 1999. Helen Curry, Jeremy Davidson, Erin Halferty and Lea Matricagiano, (High School Students) "Shuffle This: Patterns Arising from Josephus Permutations," as part of the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences.  Presentation given at the annual PGSS Scientific Symposium in July.
  • Spring 1998. Dylan Powell, "Spyrograph 3D," funded Miklausen-Likar Research grant from the SU Foundation.
  • Fall 1997. Michael Romeo, "Explorations in Fractal Imaging," funded SU Undergraduate Research Project. Preliminary report given at 1997 SU Student Math Conference.
  • Fall 1997. Abby Todd and Nycole Miller, "The Simplex Method." Presentation given at 1997 S.U. Student Math Conference.
  • Fall 1997. Hilde Heintzelman and Darlene Johnson-Statton, "On Digit Shifting." Presentation given at 1997 S.U. Student Math Conference.
  • Summer 1997. Diann Shehy and Rhonda Cook, "Josephus and the Amazing Technicolor Fixed Points," funded Miklausen-Likar Research grant from the SU Foundation. Presentation at the MAA Mathfest in Atlanta for which they received an award of excellence of $100.
  • Spring 1997. Diann Shehy, "The shortest path to the shortest path," funded SU Undergraduate Research Project. Presentation at the spring meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) section of the MAA at Ursinus College.
  • Spring 1997. Rebecca Shubert, "Historical sources for the mathematics classroom," independent study project. Presentation at the spring meeting of the EPADEL section of the MAA at Ursinus College.
  • Spring 1997. Rachel Bradley, "Computer Simulation of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?" Presentation at SU University Day Math Mini-Conference.
  • Fall 1996. Marci Cropp and Marie Szczypta, "Skills of a Volleyball Serve." Presentation given at 1996 S.U. Student Math Conference.
  • Spring 1995. Christine Johnson, "Heroism: The Norm Then and Now." Presentation at the biannual Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society National Meeting.
  • 1994 - present. Shippensburg University Problem Solving Group. Worked with a faculty and student group in a seminar setting to submit solutions to problems from mathematics journals.

Contributions to the University

  • 2013-15. Faculty co-chair of Task Force to update scheduling template and processes during summer orientation
  • 2012. Member of committee to review proposals for marketing services
  • 2011-present. Member of Arts and Sciences College Council.
  • 2010-2014. Member of PA State System of Higher Education Academic Program Review Committee.
  • 2010-2013. Member of Academic Master Plan Task Force.
  • 2011-2012. Member of Ad Hoc Undeclared Transition Committee
  • 2009-2010. Faculty co-chair of Academic Master Plan Task Force.
  • 2006-2011. Web Content Advisory Board.
  • 2005-2007. University Wide Promotion Commitee (Chair 2005)
  • 2002-2008. Professional Development Committee (now C-FEST)
  • 2001-2005. University Tenure Committee
  • 1999-2002. Undergraduate Disciplinary Review Board
  • 1999-2001. University Promotion Committee.
  • 2001. Cultural Themes Committee
  • 1998-2000. University Curriculum Committee (Secretary 2000)
  • 1998-1999. General Education Review Committee
  • 1998-1999. Technology Support Working Group of the Virtual University.
  • 1998. Developmental Education Committee
  • 1997. Technology and Innovation Study Group for Middle States Accreditation
  • 1997. Search committee for Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

Contributions to the Department

  • 2011-present. Chair of the Mathematics Department, ex officio member of all standing department committees
    • Initiated addition of math placement level in Banner in order to improve advising and treat transfer students better
    • Initiated implementation of departmental placement test for level 4 students
    • Initiated adoption of Pearson MyLabsPlus to support online placement testing with no additional resource commitment
    • Received funding to pay department tutors
    • Initiated tutor training to improve quality of tutoring
    • Initiated gateway (mastery) testing in College Algebra, leading toward a Math Emporium-style delivery system for that course, including establishing processes for graduate student proctoring and record keeping.
    • Initiated annual department retreats to discuss pressing issues and engage in strategic planning.
    • Oversaw improvements to departmental and general education assessment processes, in particular, the generation of semiannual reports to seed committee discussions
    • Initiated nd contributed to the development of the Data Science minor
  • 1995 - 2011, creator and caretaker of the department's website
  • 1994 - 2010, creator and organizer of the Mathematics Department Seminar series.
  • 1994 - present, presented dozens of times at department seminars.
  • 2000 - 2010. Mathematics Department Professional Affairs Committee (chair 2004-2010)
  • 1996 - 2004, initiated and co-organized the SU Student Math Conference
  • 2002 - 2004. Chair of Educational Property Committee in the Mathematics Department
  • 1994 - 2004. Mathematics Curriculum Committee
  • 2001 - 2003. Mathematics Department Teacher Education Committee.
  • 2002. Chaired search committee for three math faculty positions.
  • 2001. Faculty sponsor for S.U. Putnam Mathematics Competition team.
  • 2001. Receied perfect score on Mathematics Content Praxis II Exam, taken as part of College of Education's PREPARE Project for improving student Praxis scores.
  • 2000. Chaired search committee for two math faculty positions.
  • 1994 - 2000, organizer of the Shippensburg University Math and Computer Science Day for area high school students.
  • 1996 - 1999, organizer of Fall Warm-up Programming Contest for regional colleges and universities, and the annual Alumni Programming Contest for Homecoming.
  • 1996 - 1999, assistant department chair.
  • 1998, Search Committee member for mathematics faculty position

Contributions to the Region

  • 2015. Chair of EPADEL Nominating Committee
  • 2014-present. Secretary for the EPADEL Section of the MAA
  • 2013. Chair of EPADEL Nominating Committee
  • 2010 - 2012. Ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the  Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • 2009 - present. Student Paper Competition coordinator for the EPADEL Section of the MAA
  • 2002 - 2009. Problem author for the PCTM annual state mathematics contest.
  • 2004 - 2006. Governor for the EPADEL Section of the MAA, and ex officio member of the Executive Committee of the  Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPADEL) Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
  • 2007. Participant in Math/Liberal Arts/Math Education Phase I program review for Harrisburg Area Community College.
  • 2007. Presenter to Fourth Graders at Science and Math Day, Halifax School District.
  • 2005. Technical consultant to Totem Pole Playhouse for production of "Proof."
  • 2001 - 2008. Founder and co-organizer of EPADEL Project NExT, a professional development program for new college faculty.
  • 2002. Assistant Director for the Eisenhower Professional Development Workshop at Shippensburg University.
  • 1999 - 2001. President of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
  • 1997 - 99. Vice President of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
  • 1999 - 2001. Organizer of Rowland Math Club, an after school enrichment program for the university lab school.
  • 1997 - 98. Local organizer of the spring meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America at Shippensburg
  • 1994 - 2000. Director of the Visiting Lecturer and Consultant Program sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Contributions to the National Organizations

  • 2015-2017. Member of the MAA Committee on the Gung and Hu national service award (Chair 2016 - 17)
  • 2014-2015. Member of the Committee on the MAA/AMS Joint Lecturer for MathFest 2014
  • 2012-2015. Member of the MAA Polya Lecture Committee
  • 2012-2015. Chair of the MAA Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
  • 2012-2015. Member of the MAA Council on the Profession
  • 2011-2014. Chair of the Invited Speaker Committee for MathFest 2014
  • 2013-2014. Chair of the Committee on the MAA/AMS Joint Lecturer for MathFest 2014
  • 2011-2014. Member of the MAA Council on Meetings and Professional Development
  • 2010. Member of the Ad Hoc Search Committee for Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly
  • 2010-2012. Second Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America
  • 2010-2012. Chair of Strategic Planning Working Group on MAA Special Interest Groups
  • 2008-2010. Chair of the MAA Special Interest Group on the Use of the Web for Teaching and Learning (WebSIGMAA)
  • 2007 - 2014. Member of the  Mathematical Association of America's Committee on Early Career Mathematicians
  • 2005. Member of the Ad Hoc Search Committee for Editor of the American Mathematical Monthly
  • 2004 - 2006. Member of the Board of Governors for the Mathematical Association of America.
  • 2003 - 2006. Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Web Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America.
  • 2002 - 2008. Member of the Mathematical Association of America's Coordinating Council on Meetings
  • 2000 - 2006. Member of the Mathematical Association of America's Committee on Technology in Mathematics Education
  • 1999 - 2005. Member of the Mathematical Association of America's Leitzel Lecture Selection Committee (chair in 2002 and 2003)
  • Fall 2000. Visiting Mathematician at MAA Headquarters in Washington.

Contributions to Student Organizations

  • 1994 - 2005, faculty advisor of the Shippensburg University Mathematics Club.
  • 1996 - 1999, faculty advisor and coach of the Shippensburg University Programming Team.

Meetings and workshops attended

Joint AMS/MAA National Meetings
  • 1992 Baltimore
  • 1995 San Francisco
  • 1998 Baltimore
  • 1999 San Antonio
  • 2000 Washington
  • 2001 New Orleans
  • 2003 Baltimore
  • 2004 Phoenix
  • 2005 Atlanta
  • 2006 San Antonio
  • 2007 New Orleans
  • 2008 San Diego
  • 2009 Washington
  • 2010 San Francisco
  • 2011 New Orleans
  • 2012 Boston
  • 2013 San Diego
  • 2014 Baltimore
  • 2015 San Antonio
  • 2017 Atlanta
MAA National Summer Meetings
  • 1994 Minneapolis
  • 1995 Burlington
  • 1996 Seattle
  • 1997 Atlanta
  • 1998 Toronto
  • 1999 Providence
  • 2000 Los Angeles
  • 2001 Madison
  • 2002 Burlington
  • 2003 Boulder
  • 2004 Providence
  • 2005 Albuquerque
  • 2006 Knoxville
  • 2009 Portland
  • 2010 Pittsburgh
  • 2011 Lexington
  • 2012 Madison
  • 2013 Hartford
  • 2014 Portland
  • 2015 Washington
  • 2016 Columbus
  • August 2015. Attended minicourse on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • March 2014. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, San Antonio, TX.
  • January 2014. Attended minicourse on completing a departmental program review
  • February 2013. Central PA Mobile Apps Forum, Lebanon Valley College.
  • January 2013. NSF TUES/CCLI PI's Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • November 2012. Central PA Simulation and Serious Games Xchange, York College.
  • March 2010. AAC & U Conference, "Faculty Roles in High-Impact Practices," in Philadelphia, PA.
  • October 2009. Middle States Workshop, "Integrating Higher Ed Planning and Assessment: Real Strategies for Real Institutions," in Newark, DE.
  • All but five semi-annual meetings of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the MAA from 1993 to present.
  • March 2009. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, New Orleans, LA.
  • July 2008. PREP workshop on establishing an Emerging Scholars Program, Washington, DC.
  • May 2008. Individualized workshop, "Advanced Training in Adobe Flash" from d'Vinci Interactive in Hagerstown, MD, funded by SU Center for Faculty Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching.
  • March 2008. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, San Antonio, TX.
  • August 2007. Enhancing the problem authoring capabilties of WeBWorK, American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA.
  • July 2007. Better Practices for Math on the Web, Washington DC.
  • March 2007. Technical Symposium of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
  • February 2007. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Boston.
  • September 2006. Kansas City Regional Mathematics Technology Expo.
  • March 2006. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Orlando.
  • January 2005. Attended a minicourse on "Math and Music " at the Atlanta Joint Mathematics Meeting
  • January 2005. Attended a minicourse on "The Mathematics of Leonhard Euler" at the Atlanta Joint Mathematics Meeting
  • November 2004. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, New Orleans. Attended a minicourse on "Creating Interactive Workbooks using MS Excel" as part of this conference.
  • October 2004. NCTM Eastern Regional Conference and Exposition in Baltimore, MD.
  • November 2003. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Chicago.
  • January 2003. Attended a minicourse on "Discrete Mathematics for K-12 Teachers" at the Baltimore Joint Mathematics Meeting
  • July 2002. Eisenhower workshop participant and S.U. faculty liaison to Chambersburg Area School District, Shippensburg Area School Disctrict, and Big Spring School Disctrict.
  • November 2001. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Baltimore.
  • July 2001. Eisenhower workshop participant and S.U. faculty liaison to Chambersburg Area School District at Shippensburg University.
  • May 2001. Attended four technology training workshops at the State System Resources for the Electronic Classroom conference at West Chester University.
  • November 2000. International Conference on Technology in College Mathematics, Atlanta.
  • June 2000. Attended "Viewpoints:  A workshop on incorporating art into the teaching of mathematics". Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.
  • June 1999. Asheville Institute on General Education.
  • January 1998. Attended minicourse "Teaching a Course on the History of Mathematics" at the AMS/MAA Winter meeting in Baltimore, MD.
  • December 1997. Attended workshop on "Problem-based learning" given by Gary Powers at Shippensburg University.
  • October 1997. Workshop on "Active Learning of Statistics" given by textbook author Allan Rossman at Shippensburg University.
  • October 1997. Eastern Small College Computing Conference at Richard Stockton College.
  • July 1997. Participant in teacher enrichment workshops sponsored by Whitaker Foundation and Eisenhower grants at Shippensburg University.
  • November 1995. Attended training workshop for using the TI-92 graphics/symbolic algebra calculator in mathematics courses at Messiah College.
  • August 1995. Attended short course on "Undergraduate Research" at the annual MAA Summer meeting in Burlington, VT.
  • January 1995. Atttended mini-course "Discrete Math for Undergraduates" at the MAA/AMS Winter meeting in San Francisco, CA.
  • August 1994. Attended short course "Precalculus reform" at the annual MAA Summer meeting at the University of Minnesota.

Academic and Professional Societies

  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK)
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society (KME)
  • Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PCTM)
  • Mathematical Association of America (MAA) including special interest groups on using the Web in Mathematics Instruction (WebSIGMAA) and on statistics education (StatEd SIGMAA)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

 

 

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Doug Ensley
Department of Mathematics
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257

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